Canadian and Global Military Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 June 2020, 11:15 a.m. (Disponible en français : Interventions militaires des forces canadiennes et étrangères en réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19) Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments in Canada and other countries have mobilized and deployed their military to assist civilian authorities. Each country has used its military resources differently. To…

COVID-19 and Trade in Needed Medical Goods

5 May 2020, 11:00 a.m. (Disponible en français : COVID‑19 et commerce de fournitures médicales nécessaires) On 3 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that lives are at risk because of the COVID-19–induced global shortage of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE), such as respirators, surgical face masks, gloves, goggles and garments. It…

International Institutions, Cooperation and the COVID-19 Pandemic

1 May 2020, 10:20 a.m. (Disponible en français : Les organismes internationaux, la coopération et la pandémie de COVID‑19) The COVID-19 pandemic has mobilized international institutions established by sovereign states to facilitate cooperation in the face of a global crisis or concern. The advantages of such engagement include pooling capabilities and knowledge, multiplying efforts, dispersing…

Executive Summary – The World Trade Organization: Selected Challenges and Canada’s Priorities

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Organisation mondiale du commerce : Défis choisis et priorités du Canada) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is currently facing challenges relating to its executive, legislative, monitoring and adjudicative functions. As a founding member of the WTO, Canada has a number of reform proposals that are designed to address these…

Executive Summary – Sanctions: The Canadian and International Architecture

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Sanctions : l’architecture canadienne et internationale) Sanctions are measures implemented by governments to restrict or prohibit certain types of interactions with a foreign state, individual or entity. Governments impose sanctions in pursuit of foreign policy objectives, most often in response to breaches of international peace and security, but also…

Iraq Within a Regional Struggle for Power

(Disponible en français : L’Iraq au cœur d’une lutte régionale pour le pouvoir) This HillNote examines Iraq’s situation from a regional vantage point, and is a companion to Iraq after ISIS and Canada’s Military Role in Iraq. While global attention began to drift away from Iraq following the territorial defeat of ISIS, the country is…

Canada’s Military Role in Iraq

(Disponible en français : Le rôle militaire du Canada en Iraq) Source: Canadian Forces Combat Camera On 11 July 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian Armed Forces would be assuming the leadership of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training mission in Iraq. As part of Operation IMPACT, the mission is intended…